Weekend Scholarship Roundup

  • In “Research on Islamic corporate social responsibility and Islamic bank disclosures” (Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment, 2021) Ardi Gunardi (Universitas Pasundan) and colleagues examine the corporate social responsibility disclosures made in the Islamic banking and finance sector, with a focus on board structure, ownership structure, CEO power, and what they term “shariah governance.”
  • Challenging the prevalent “radical vs. moderate” dichotomy, in “A comparative analysis of three Sunni Muslim organizations on ‘moderate’ and ‘radical’ Islam in Egypt, Morocco and Indonesia” (Religion, 2021) Serafettin Pektas (independent researcher) studies three Islamic movements in Egypt, Indonesia, and Morocco to reveal that each institution has formulated its own discourse and practices in response to perceptions of Islam in the wake of the so-called “Islamic State.”
  • The New York Times’  The Daily podcast featured an episode titled “France, Islam and ‘Laïcité,'” which discusses France’s unique conception of separation of church and state, and how increased government control over religious institutions in the wake of the recent murder of Samuel Paty,cause worry among Muslims and human rights activists.
  • Scott Lucas (University of Arizona) reviews (Islamic Law and Society, 2021) Jonathan E. Brockopp‘s (Pennsylvania State University) Muhammad’s Heirs: The Rise of Muslim Scholarly Communities, 622-950 (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
  • Esther-Miriam Wagner (Woolf Institute) reviews (Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean, 2021) Marina Rustow‘s (Princeton University) The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Princeton University Press, 2020).

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